Motorcycle Accident Injuries
A Columbus Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Who Fights for Clients' Rights
Drivers and passengers in auto accidents sometimes are lucky enough to walk away without a scratch, even if their vehicles sustained major damage. One reason is the safety features in modern vehicles, which include airbags and seatbelts. Riders on motorcycles, however, have little to protect them in a motorcycle accident. They often face significant injuries in accidents due to the lack of crash protection.
In many motorcycle accident personal injury cases, the Smith Law Office will work hard to get a victim compensation to manage the life-long impact of the injury. This is compensation that may be in addition to compensation for medical bills and lost wages. Such injury-related expenses can easily add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more, especially if you need surgery or extensive emergency medical care at Grant Medical Center Emergency Room in Columbus or another hospital in Ohio.
That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced Columbus motorcycle injury lawyer working for you. That’s why you need attorney Scott Elliot Smith. He thoroughly understands how the legal system works in Franklin County and throughout Ohio. That’s why he consistently obtains sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. When you have the Smith Law Office on your side, you can demand the money you deserve.
What are common motorcycle accident injuries?
Unfortunately, it's not unusual for someone to become paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury, or to sustain amputation, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other severe injuries, including head injuries, leg and knee injuries and road rash. In cases where a rider is struck in a head-on accident, the results are often fatal and, if negligence is a factor in the accident, may be grounds for a wrongful death claim.
Other motorcycle accident injury cases involve a multiple injuries of varying severity, including, but not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Extensive and severe abrasions requiring skin graft
- Loss of use of a finger or fingers
- Internal injury
How much is my motorcycle injury claim worth?
Because motorcycle crashes often cause serious injuries, many claims are worth a lot of money – thousands of dollars or sometimes significantly more. The total value of your motorcycle injury claim will depend on many factors. But in general, you should be financially compensated for all your injury-related expenses.
What you might not realize is just how many expenses can and should be covered by your injury claim. It’s not just short-term emergency medical care immediately after your accident. All future anticipated expenses should be taken into consideration when determining how much money to award you for your motorcycle injury.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies don’t see things this way. Instead, the at-fault driver’s insurance company often only takes into account some expenses when estimating the value of your claim. As a result, don’t be surprised if they make a lowball settlement offer that doesn’t even come close to covering all your expenses. That’s why you need our Columbus law firm on your side fighting for every dollar you deserve.
Can I file a motorcycle injury lawsuit?
Many times, the best way to get the money you deserve for your injury-related expenses is to file a lawsuit seeking damages, a legal term for financial compensation awarded to injury victims who take legal action.
This is especially true for motorcycle injury claims. The insurance company for the at-fault driver who caused your motorcycle accident will often do everything they can to reduce or even deny your injury claim. That’s because there’s so much money at stake.
It’s also important to realize you only have a limited amount of time in Ohio to file a lawsuit or take legal action. This deadline (known as the statute of limitations) is two years from the date of your motorcycle injury, according to Ohio Revised Code, Section 2305.10. Don’t miss your opportunity for justice. Schedule a free case evaluation at our Columbus law firm right away.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at the Smith Law Office
Even a seemingly minor motorcycle accident injury can result in costly medical treatment and lost time at work. It can take months or even longer to fully recover from motorcycle accident injuries. Some injuries leave victims permanently disabled. Medical treatment may involve surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, specialists, medication, home health care and multiple follow-up doctor's appointments. The medical expenses add up quickly.
And there are other damages you've suffered, too. These may include lost wages because your injuries leave you unable to work. There may be disability or disfigurement. Other damages may include emotional distress and pain and suffering.
But insurance companies are only concerned about their own bottom line. Their main concern is to protect their own profits. So they'll try to pay you as little as they possibly can. They have lawyers who use all kinds of tactics to try to prevent you from recovering financial compensation for your injuries.
That's why it's important to arrange a free consultation with a Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer. Contact the Smith Law Office today to find out how we can protect your rights. If we accept your case, Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer Scott Elliot Smith will vigorously fight to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
We know how devastating a serious motorcycle accident injury can be. We understand that you just want to return to the way things were before the accident. A big part of our job is to help you put the pieces back together again so you can enjoy your life again, the way it was before the accident. Talk to us today to see how we can help.